By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
Get off the Phone and See the World
Living in the age with the explosion of information and developed communication, having a phone at hand is like owning the whole world. We can use a phone to surf the Internet freely for information, play games, listen to the music, chat and choose many convenient Apps, which explains there’re many phubbers who are unable to get off the phone because of phone addiction.
In fact, the addiction brings us great harm both physically and mentally. However, we still cannot control ourselves, just as if we were under the strong grip of an invisible net. We replace affective communications with phones, fearing to miss a lot once we get off the phone. In fact, this is Satan’s snare for us. Just as God’s words say, “Satan corrupts man at all times and at all places. Satan makes it impossible for man to defend against this corruption and makes man helpless to it. Satan makes you accept its thoughts, its viewpoints and the evil things that come from it in situations where you are unwitting and when you have no recognition of what’s happening to you. People fully accept these things and take no exception to them. They cherish and hold these things like a treasure, they let these things manipulate them and toy with them, and this is how Satan’s corruption of man becomes deeper and deeper.”
Fromwe can see in fact, we’re attracted by the lifestyle promoted by Satan, and then join the phubbers one by one. We only see the little lighted screen and the Internet world with huge information. We enjoy the content and sustenance brought by the virtual world, and no longer pay attention to the beauty created by God in the real world and the face-to-face communication between man. We often ignore to get involved those precious scenes in our daily life, leaving only the numb and empty heart without the phone.
When we get off the phone, rely on God more to see through Satan’s schemes, go back to a normal and healthy lifestyle to enjoy the sunshine, birds and flowers bestowed by God, care more about people around us, have more heart-to-heart exchanges with others and share the gains from God, we will find life is really pleasant.